Reviewed by Joe Huber
LÄNDER TOPPEN! (Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne, 2 to 6 players, ages 8 and up, 30-45 minutes; 14.90€)
One of the pleasures of my lone trip to Essen, back in 2013, was seeing the array of publishers present. Not just the big publishers, but the one person shows, and the family publishers. One that stood out for me was Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne – in no small part because while my German is limited, I remember enough of it to understand that the English translation would be Three Hares in the Evening Sun. Then I heard about the story of the publisher. The founders were the same folks who had previously created Drei Magier Spiele, sold it off, founded Drei Hasen in der Abendsonne as a book publisher, and then returned to games once their non-compete clause was through.